Flashlights, South of France

Holy Underground and Radio 1190 Present

Flashlights, South of France

Shady Elders

Sat, February 9, 2013

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 10:00 pm

$8.00

Off Sale

This event is 18 and over

Flash / Cub
Flash / Cub
Denver’s electro-pop darlings Flashlights have been turning heads ever since their Binary Records debut “Hidden Behind Trees EP”, earned them a mention in NME’s Buzzworthy Artists, and was named one of Westword Magazine’s best releases of 2011. Known for their intoxicating light & fog show, Flashlights have shared the stage with the likes of New Order, Tycho, Toro Y Moi, Miami Horror, Cherub, Youth Lagoon, and Gardens & Villa, and have been cutting their teeth on the festival circuit with performances at SXSW, CMJ, UMS, SnowBall, Treefort, and Westword Music Showcase.

2012 marks the release of their sophomore EP “So Close To Midnight“ through Holy Underground (HUG Records) to rave reviews. SCTM is a brighter, more dance-oriented collection of songs, and boasts remixes by the likes of Brothertiger, Slow Magic, and Fabian. Download the EP for free via Bandcamp, and keep an eye out for a new single to be released late this October.
South of France
South of France
“Sunny vocals floating atop guitar melodies paired with quick, concise drumming, South of France nails that timeless beach-party-grab-your-surfboard-and-Clubmasters vibe. Frontman Jeff Cormack anchors the sound with precise guitar & vocal melodies, while inserting guitar riffs that unobtrusively pluck at your heartstrings and invoke nostalgia. Combine that with Lueke’s breathy vocals and key parts, and ultimately SOF pushes out positive, bright vibes. South Of France has an infectious energy and a tight punchiness to their instrumentation that pairs well (like a nice cheddar and a fine Bordeaux)”. - Radio1190 Review of Live Performance

South Of France is an indie-pop band that was initially started by multi-intstrumentalist/producer/songwriter Jeff Cormack in 2011. Inspired by his love for retro guitar-pop, it began as a bedroom-recording project created during Jeff’s spare time away from writing/producing for film, television, and/or other recording artists. As the songs developed, Jeff realized that the addition of a female vocalist would bring a great new element to the sound. So… Jeff was lucky enough to meet singer and songwriter Kelly Lueke in Los Angeles. They quickly realized they had astonishingly similar taste in music and decided to join forces.

South of France's first release "Kings", a 3 song EP was released in November of 2011and landed them features in Filter Magazine, Under The Radar Magazine, and earned great reviews from several influential music blogs around the world.

Their debut full-length album "Another Boring Sunrise" was listed on several major music blog's "Most Anticipated Albums of 2012" lists and was self-released on Sept. 18th 2012. This album again landed them features in Under The Radar magazine, Filter Magazine, Band of the Day, and has earned several excellent reviews from numerous influential music critics around the world. Another Boring Sunrise has also spent 5 weeks on Bandcamp's "Best-Selling Digital Releases", and continues to grow world-wide as several songs from the album have been placed in numerous major motion pictures, national commercials and can be heard on the radio.

South Of France has shared the stage with major acts including Two Door Cinema Club, Divine Fits, Sea Wolf, Tamaryn, Youngblood Hawke and many more. With several scheduled showcases, they will be a staple at many of this year's festivals, they will continue to support other larger acts, and they will continue to pack venues as they headline their own shows around the country.

South of France's sound has been compared to: Peter Bjorn and John, Beach Fossils, Youth Lagoon, Belle and Sebastian, Real Estate, Tennis, Cults, Blondes, Ravonettes, Beach House.. etc.
Shady Elders
Shady Elders
Like a drugged Ella Fitzgerald singing to a dying lover" (Denver Westword), Fox Rodemich's inimitable, vibrato-soaked vocals are the centerpiece to Shady Elders' shimmery yet dark take on dream pop, shoegaze, doo-wop and indie rock.

The Denver based band's 2013 debut EP, No Favors, was released via Hot Congress Records to high acclaim, and earned them support slots for Mazzy Star, DeVotchka, Dr. Dog, The Antlers, Wild Nothing, and Caveman among others, as well as a trip to the 2013 CMJ Music Marathon.

In 2014, Shady Elders will tour the west coast in March, followed by the release of a new EP later in the Spring.
Venue Information:
Hi-Dive
7 S. Broadway
Denver, CO, 80209
http://www.hi-dive.com/